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Mar 2, 2012 11:00pm EST
been climbing. in indiana alone rescue crews are searching debris in four different counties. good evening. these tornadoes have impacted millions of americans across several states. at least 28 # people are now dead and there may be more. >> it is amazing this outbreak we have been seeing. one of the hardest hit states the state of indiana. four people confirmed dead. two towns hit the hardest where the junior and senior high school was hurt. marysville described as being "completely gone." >> in kentucky 12 people are confirmed dead there. strong storms moved through knocking down trees and power lines. >> and parts of tennessee including nashville seeing golf ball sized hail bouncing off of cars. >> the tornado count could be close to 100 before this is over. jay gray has more tonight. >> a day of watches and warnings gave way to this devastating reality. >> it was unreal. things were falling. things were coming off the walls, noise, crashes, glass flying everywhere. it was like a dream. >> reporter: a bad dream for thousands across tornado alley as dozens of powerful tornadoes
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Mar 4, 2012 8:00am EST
tornadoes that plowed through indiana at 175 miles per hour. this as a 2-year-old girl is found alone in a field. the only survivor in her family. a young symbol of hope against a backdrop of destruction and despair. >>> murder mystery. a handyman is arrested in connection with the death of a wealthy detroit woman. but while he's confessed to having a role in the crime, he says he did not work alone. >>> and i sincerely apologize. in a surprising show of remorse, radio host rush limbaugh apologizes for his remarks against a georgetown law student. what may have brought about his change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," sunday, march 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in henryville, indiana. >> and i'm jenna wolfe, along with carl quintanilla inside studio 1a. so here's the latest now on the storm aftermath. 37 people are confirmed dead, including 20 in kentucky, 12 in indiana, and 3 in ohio. >> national weather service says the fo
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Mar 3, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> tonight on "nightly news" -- state of emergency on the ground here in indiana. and across the tornado zone. dozens are dead, entire towns destroyed. tonight, amid widespread devastation from the massive outbreak of storms, incredible stories of survival. >>> also tonight, rush limbaugh apologizes. what he's now saying about his crude tirade against a woman that set off a fire storm. >>> hold the phone, american troops crying foul. why they say they're being ripped off while making the call home. >>> and the salute. from 3-year-old john john to husbahis fallen father, remembering the man behind one of the iconic images of our time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. all around me as far as the can see, a tattered landscape littered with the remnants of peoples lives. this is henryville, officials say it was an ef-4 tornado that struck here. this is one of the hardest hit places from the parade of punishing tornadoes that went up and down the country from the great lakes down to the gulf yesterday. all told, more than 100 reports of tornados sinc
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Mar 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> on this sunday night from the storm zone in indiana, the recovery. after that deadly wave of tornadoes. >>> plus, remarkable stories of survival and helping hands. the other first responders showing compassion and the kindness of strangers. >>> tough talk. president obama tells israel and time, but says he won't hesitate to use force against iran if necessary. >>> making the grade. a new way to teach the teachers the novel idea to help better educate our kids. >>> and, sweet success in black and white. tonight, celebrating a century with milk's favorite cookie. 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> >>>good evening. tonight as more and more improbable stories of survival emerge from friday's tornado rampage, the word merckle iracl being used an awful lot. this house continued to stand, he is survived as the neighborhood around her sin disintegrated. look to the left, the only thing left of her neighbor's house and the front porch. on this side of the house, take a look, speaks for itself. the massive twitter that struck here in henryville, an ef-4 was the large
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Mar 2, 2012 5:00pm EST
in that area sent several people to the hospital. >> officials in clark county, indiana say one town is completely gone. so far no deaths have been reported from today's weather. it comes as some residents are still cleaning up from the storm system that killed 13 people earlier this week. >> and that same storm system is bringing rain to the washington area. >> it could bring us some thunderstorms. chief meteorologist doug kammerer is on top of it in storm center 4. doug? >> just an update on that. some sad news. we are learning now of fatalities down in indiana, kentucky, and now down into portions of tennessee, too. we'll continue to watch this really devastating scenario play out into that portion of the country. for us it is not going to be that bad. really i don't expect to see any severe weather around our area. here is storm 4 radar showing where the heaviest rain is around washington and over toward the east. we're talking about our anne arundel county, prince george's county, between bowie over toward crofton along route 50 and interstate 97 seeing fairly heavy rain. straig
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00pm EST
trailers like toys. the worst of the damage in southern indiana where entire communities and neighborhoods were wiped off the map in a matter of seconds. we have team coverage. chuck bell in the storm center. we begin with nbc's jay gray. >> reporter: good evening. the devastation you see behind me stretches for miles. two violent attacks from mother senate in the span of three days which in communities just like this across the tornado alley, the loss is almost too much to bear. a day after, and the devastation is almost impossible to believe. >> tragic, terrible. it's one minute you're here and then you're gone. >> reporter: communities and lives ripped apart by 100 tornadoes that touched down across a dozen states. the images of destruction tell the sad story tell the sad story better any words might, kentucky, georgia, tennessee and north carolina. deep, violent scars that stretch for miles, perhaps none more painful than here in the nation's heartland. >> once again, mother nature has dealt harshly with indiana. >> the small town of henryville wiped from the map. >> we came out of the
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Mar 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
tomorrow to search for any debris of lives before the storm. jay grey, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> there are also stories of survival tonight. in se lemme, indiana, a 2-year-old girl was found ten miles from her home in the middle of the field. her house destroyed, her entire family gone. the child is in critical condition at an indiana hospital. and, a dramatic escape for a dozen students in henryville, indiana. officials there say school was dismissed early for bad weather. bus drivers noticed the storms and turned around. the kids got to safety just moments before winds picked up a bus and threw it into a building. chuck bell is in the storm center now with more on these storms. >> when it comes down to tornadoes, the most important thing that you're up against is the intensity of the storm itself. what do i mean by that? well, we rate tornadoes on the ef scale. and only one to two percent of all tornadoes that occur land in that top one or two categories there. only one or two percent are an f4 or an f5. but those type of storms represent 65% of all of the fatal days that w
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Mar 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
of indiana. this henriville, indiana located 20 miles north of louisville, kentucky. this is henriville junior/senior high school struck by a tornado. that school demolished completely. there were people trapped in the high school for a time period. now i believe only one person is still not being found in that high school. the school was actually in dismissal at that time. you can see now the chopper is flying over some open land right now, not exactly over the henriville area but maryville just up the road the sheriff's office says that town is completely off the map, a town of 1900 people. don't know of any deaths in maryville but every building gone. this is why, look at these very strong storms, all across the region from portions of ohio around cincinnati all the way down toward the gulf coast states. we're talking about mississippi, alabama, and in through portions of georgia. take a look at the current colors. when i say the current colors i mean the yellows, the tornado watches. it includes parts if not half of west virginia right now. southern portions of ohio all the way down
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Mar 3, 2012 7:00am EST
'm lester holt reporting from henryville, indiana, a town that was it lutterly devastated by friday's storms. >> i'm amy robach inside studio 1a. here's what we know. 31 dead, 14 in indiana, 14 in kentucky and three in ohio. that number is expected to rise today. authorities say it's difficult to determine how many people are missing as searchers struggle with the lack of electricity in many areas. >> reporter: more than 85 tornados were reported on friday. it was the second time in a week that storms swept across parts of the nation's midsection. ten states were under some kind of weather threat. the hardest hit areas are in southern indiana, kentucky, ohio, tennessee, and northern alabama. now, in terms of size, this storm system was enormous. we watched it building all day. it stretched from the gulf coast to the great lakes. it was so side that an estimated 34 million people were at risk for severe weather. that's according to the national weather service, amy. >> and, lester, you were just in harrisburg, illinois. and i know you arrived in henryville about an hour ago. can you describe
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Mar 2, 2012 4:00pm EST
boxes. indiana, ohio, down south to northern georgia, even western north carolina and south carolina. those little boxes of red are tornado warnings. that is where right now there are a lot of reports of tornadoes actually on the ground. we're seeing a lot of damage out of henriville, indiana. reports of a high school severely damaged, and another tornado moving into the area right now. that's a big hot spot and half a dozen reports of tornadoes right around the border there of kentucky and indiana and another zone that's firing just a little farther down to the south. again, all part of the same system that is going to be headed this way. for us the heavy rain. you see it right there. that's the line just south and west of cincinnati, ohio. so cincinnati likely to begin a tornado warning very soon, too. heavy rain, fredericksburg, headed to the north and east up into st. mary's county, calvert county, moderate rain around warranton so a sloppy afternoon and evening rush for us. we're at 49 degrees with a southeast wind at 9 miles per hour. we'll have temperatures dropping to about 5
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Mar 2, 2012 7:00pm EST
-universal television >>> good evening. tonight, a u.s. senator from indiana said they'd appreciate the prayers of everyone watching television tonight. we are covering a severe weather outbreak tonight, the likes of which we have not sure we've ever seen before. 155 million americans have been in the path of severe weather today and tonight. we had tornados in eight states. at one point this evening, there were 19 separate tornado warnings. we've seen 163 warnings today overall. they're all over the map in the southeast, including major cities. including some smaller towns that are frankly no longer standing. at the heart of some of these storms is some of the strongest weather this planet can produce. our team has fanned out to cover this. we want to begin the broadcast with where the worst of it is. dr. greg forbes is the severe weather expert at the weather channel. dr. forbes, we've been watching you all afternoon. one point you apologized to viewers. you were unable to talk about all the tornados, just the most severe. where is the worst of it right now? >> well, brian, there's quite a li
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Mar 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
tonight, heads up our reporting from henryville, indiana. hey, lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. i'm standing in the middle of the 52-mile-long path of the biggest tornado of that day, the ef4 churning at speeds of 175 miles per hour. what does that translate into? how about a power pole that snapped into thirds? reinforced metal bent like paper around that tree branch. and here's the attic of a house that simply collapsed on top of itself. this didn't take place over a matter of minutes. it happened in a matter of seconds. and survivors are finding that moving on presents a new and different challenge each day. three days after the tornado gutted this small indiana town, this morning, a blanket of snow, adding insult to injury. aaron zoemen falls on the slick rubble of his home as he searches for family photos and ke keepsakes. he's unhurt. >> kind of makes you worry about all the rest of the pictures when the snow melts. >> reporter: today, many of his neighbors who also lost their homes filed into a church to accept donated food, clothing and supplies. other sur
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Mar 5, 2012 4:00am EST
grief as they face the difficult struggle to survive. jay gray, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >>> well, elsewhere, tomorrow is super tuesday with 424 delegates at stake in 11 states, a new national nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the combative primary season has taken a toll on the republican party. 40% of all adults say the long republican nominating process has given them a less favorable impression of the party. 70% of respondents describe the gop using negative comments, including unenthusiastic, painful, poor choices, and depressed. president obama's approval rating is up to 50%, his highest mark since the death of osama bin laden. in a general election matchup, president obama leads his closest competitor by six points, 50% to 44%. in the latest nbc maris poll in ohio, the beingest surprise on tuesday, rick santorum leads mitt romney by only two points. just a reminder for you, nbc will have special super tuesday coverage at 10:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. in the west on this nbc station. >>> president obama meets with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. u.s. would not att
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Mar 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
season's big success. they made it all the way to the final four. vcu takes on fourth-seeded indiana tomorrow. i think that's consistent with my bracket. >> you've got them all the way to the top. >> yes, sir. >> other local teams did not fare as well as rcu. loyola of maryland lost to ohio state -- ouch -- 78-59. the loss ended a record year for the greyhounds. they won 24 of their games, most in the school's history. loyola won just a single game eight years ago. that was a year before the current head coach, jimmy petsos, took over the program. >>> and west virginia's season is over. the mountaineers fell to gonzaga 77-54. gonzaga -- zaga? scored 13 points in the final 12 minutes of the first half to blow open the game. west virginia ended the season with a 19-14 record. this was also the mountaineers' last game of the big east conference. they'll play in the big 12 next season. >> gallon zonzagagonzaga, an al. >>> two local teams in action. georgetown takes on belmont at 3:10. virginia plays florida this afternoon. that game tips off at 2:10. >> i always mispronounce that. >> i k
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Mar 3, 2012 9:00am EST
yesterday alone. it issued 189 in all of february. >>> and henryville indiana was one of the communities that was hardest hit yesterday. much of the town was decimated in just a matter of minutes. we'll have a live report there coming up in just a couple of seconds. but the video and all of the images we've seen this morning are absolutely -- i mean, impressive, breathtaking. things you really only see in movies. >> the clear picture of absolute devastation. we've been following lester holt all morning long. nbc news has had crews there on the scene. you can see high schools completely leveled. school buses completely turned over on their side. just a tragic, tragic situation out there. >> let's go to a live report now. nbc news's kyra kinear. >> reporter: forecasters had been predicting a severe storm to come through. what actually happened last night could have never been guessed. as we take a look at the images here, you can see behind me, this used to be henryville high school, what is left of it. the adjacent building is the middle school. the roof completely blown off. to the north
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Mar 4, 2012 9:00am EST
, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> through all the death and destruction, there are also stories of survival. a 2-year-old was found wandering in a field in salem, indiana. her entire family was killed in the tornadoes and her home was destroyed. the little girl is currently in critical condition and the hospital is taking donations to help her out. >>> the red cross responded immediately to the devastation, opening new centers in 11 states to help those affected by the tornadoes. in fact, news4's derrick ward joins us live from the red cross on east-west highway in silver spring, maryland. derrick, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as is often and always, really, in the aftermath of the devastation like we're seeing with those tornadoes, there are those heart-wrenching stories of loss and harrowing stories of survival, like that toddler. well, now it is time to turn that empathy into action. take a look at that scene. 39 people dead across indiana, kentucky, alabama, georgia, ohio, tennessee, and estimates are that about 95 twisters actually did touch down. and the
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00am EST
into southeastern indiana but nobody could have foreseen what happened next. we are standing in henryville, indiana, right in front of what used to be henryville high school. as you can see, it is almost leveled to the ground. now there were students inside but they were given proper time to evacuate. about 20 remained in the building. there are no injuries reported at the high school. the image breathtaking. and as the sunrises today, the reality begins to sink in for the citizens of henryville. >> it's hard. it's just hard on everybody. everything is gone. you know, everything is just gone. >> the forecast for southern indiana called for severe weather. but what followed early friday evening could not have been predicted. >> didn't really think it was going to happen because tornado warnings come out all the time and never hits us. >> reporter: tornadoes ripped through a four-county radius leveling small farming communities. there were as many tornados in the last 24 hours than in the average month of march. the people here are shocked at how quickly the devastation happened. >> things were falli
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
, indiana. >> reporter: the echo of chain saws cuts through henriville, a community all sered to its core. mother nature may have delivered the first violent shock, but the fight here is far from over. an army of volunteers pulling out and piling up what they can. the weapons in this war to survive include front loaders, backhoes, and at times along the front lines of this disaster, the battle is hand to hand combat. >> people from everywhere are coming to help. just the fact that in a time like this that people can really just come, people that don't know each other can come and help and bring what resources they have. >> reporter: many are drawn here because they understand the possibility that they could be next. >> it's incredible. by the grace of god, ten miles south and it would have been me. i couldn't imagine all my things laying all over the ground. i couldn't. >> reporter: looking for anything that might seem normal in this mess, a handful of survivors gathered for sunday service. their sanction ware is battered and torn, but their spirits are not. as they search for help from a
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Mar 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
hellie, "news 4" sports. >>> vcu's dan ends tonight. indiana won 63-61. indiana will meet number one overall seat kentucky in the sweet 16. the wildcats' only loss was to the hoosiers. >>> marquette taking on murray state. the racers only lost one game this season. second half, marquette's van der blue goes up for a layup here. edward daniel, get that out of here. racers going the other way. isaiah cannon, check it out. it's the circus shot go. murray stayed up three. later, he scored six straight points for the golden eagles and marquette takes the lead. then jake you der, big east play over the year, knocks down. he finished 17 points, 13 rebounds. his dad didn't get to see the flight in person because his flight was canceled. he can start packing for phoenix bus marquette beats them earning a spot in the sweet 16. >>> in pittsburgh, joe biden watched the top seeded orange take on kansas state. first half, syracuse looking sharp. part of a 21-3 orange run. waders scored 18 off the bench. wildcats scored back. gets the rebound and the putback. k-state, 22 offensive rebounds. that's
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Mar 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
? highlights from their march madness matchup with indiana, when we return. >>> fairfax county schools are investigating claims of a racial incident in a high school english class. a ninth grader said that he was reading a langston hughes poem when his teacher interrupted and told him to read it blacker. the 14-year-old was the only black student in the class, and when the student refused to continue, the teacher read it herself. the student's mother complained to school administrators. >>> a shooting at a d.c.ihop has led antihate crime advocates to organize a rally. police say someone shot a man at the restaurant in columbia heights last weekend. a march is scheduled for tuesday evening at that ihop. the event is also in support of a gay man and transgender woman who were also victims of hate crimes. organizers say money raised at the rally will help pay for hospital bills. >>> hundreds are hoping to hit the jackpot when a new casino opens at arundel mills in june, and we're not talking about the gamblers. the maryland live casino held a job fair yesterday. they're looking to fill mo
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Mar 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
of their lives. jay gray has our report from henryville, indiana. >> reporter: there is an eerie silence that hangs over the emptiness here. a quiet that comes with nightfall. after a day filled with the sounds of survival. the whine of chainsaws, the rumble of frontloaders and backthose and the steady rhythm of so many sifting through the rubble by hand. >> people from everywhere are coming to help. >> reporter: searching for anything that may be left from lives shattered by the storm. >> everybody does a little bit, it'll get much better faster. >> reporter: for more than three dozen families, though, it can't get better. their loved ones aren't ever coming back. a group that now includes little 15-month-old angel babcock. first responders found the toddler fighting for her life in this field. her mom, dad, and two brothers already dead. today angel passed away, after being pulled from life support. her grandfather shared his emotions just before he made the agonizing decision. >> my pastor's going to go in with me, and we're going to pray over -- we're going to pray there, and i'm goi
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Mar 6, 2012 4:30am EST
tornadoes have been confirmed. people cleaning up the mess in indiana are now dealing with snow, adding insult to injury. >>> this morning we're hearing from an indiana mother who used her own body to shield her two kids from the storm. stephanie decker picked up her children from school early in henryville, indiana. all three went into the basement before the tornado and waited out the storm. from her hospital bed, she talked about what happened once the tornado hit. >> as soon as the glass broke, the house started shifting. he was crying, and he was screaming. he's 8. so -- and reece is 5. i took a blanket, and i -- i pulled it over my children, and i tied it in a knot. i tied it so they were in this blanket tied in a knot. and everything started hitting my back, beams, pillars, furniture. everything was just slamming into my back. but i had my children in the blanket, and i was on top of them. and i was reaching around holding them. they were screaming, mommy, i can't live without you. i don't want to die. >> even a storm isn't stronger than a mother's love. stephanie lost parts of b
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Mar 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
top story here for the last few nights and an incredible story of heroism and sacrifice out of indiana during that massive outbreak of tornadoes we covered here friday night. it's about a mother who used her own body as a human shield to protect her children as the house came crashing down on all of them. we get her story tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: huddled in the basement with a massive tornado bearing down on their new home, stephanie decker had just seconds to protect 8-year-old domenic and 5-year-old reese, so she wrapped them in a blanket and laid on top of them just as the house started coming apart. >> everything was just slamming into my back. i had my children in the blanket and they were screaming. mommy, i can't live without you, i don't want to die, please don't let me die. i said, you're not going to die, we're going to make it. >> reporter: when the storm cleared the home had been wiped from its foundation. stephanie and the kids were buried. >> i took my phone and made a video to my husband -- telling him i love him. >> reporter: it was domenic who clim
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00am EST
now from one of the hardest hit places over the weekend, henryville, indiana. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup crews will storm the hardest hit areas of tornado alley, sifting through miles of debris, all that's left from so many communities and lives ripped apart by the storms. >> tragic, terrible. i mean, it's just like, one minute you're here and then you're gone. >> reporter: a disaster spread by at least 100 tornadoes that left deep, painful scars across at least a dozen states. >> he was the greatest love of my life. >> reporter: cheryl pickett's husband, ron, wasn't supposed to be home when the storms hit. >> he shouldn't have been here. he came home early from work because he didn't feel good and wanted to take a nap. >> reporter: he died when a twister ripped apart their home, and now cheryl, who had been planning a celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary. >> we were going to have a hell of a party. >> reporter: now, instead, she must prepare for a funeral. across tornado alley, for many, the only thing left to hold on to is each other, and they understan
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Mar 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. >> i'm ann curry. you're looking at a scene in henryville, indiana, where a blanket of snow now covers the damage from friday's deadly tornado over there. >> two inches fell overnight. it doesn't sound like a lot but it could weigh down damaged structures making the work for cleanup crews more dangerous. the tornado in henryville was the largest of as many as 79 twisters that hit the region on friday and saturday. meanwhile, the death toll rose on sunday when a 15-month-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado destroyed her home and killed her family was taken off life support. coming up, her neighbor who risked his life to try to save them all will speak out in a live interview. >> compelling story and a new wall street journal poll on the eve of super tuesday that could be good news for mitt romney. and then the tragic death of an 18-year-old girl killed in an accident moments after she texted from behind the wheel that driving and facebooking is not safe. her parents are turning the loss into a mission to save others. coming up, they will share their emotional story. >> als
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Mar 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
of green on the left of the screen is rain in kentucky into ohio and indiana. that's going to be arriving by later this afternoon. sunrise, that's not until 7:23. and we will have our temperatures climbing into the 50s. by 9:00, some sunshine in and out. mostly cloudy by noontime. mid 60s. near 70 by mid-afternoon. here's your evening planner for this monday evening. expect rain if you're going to be out and about this evening. you'll need the umbrella. rain moving into the metro area by early to mid evening. continuing off and on until dawn tomorrow. a mild week ahead. i'll look at that and the weekend in ten minutes. danella? >>> good news if you're taking bw parkway. had a crash as you approach northbound on 450 on packer. that's not out of the -- on the parkway. that's not out of the lanes. i-270 getting busy traveling southbound at falls road. not seeing any issues northbound. southbound, first set of delays, they start out of urbana and you slow making your way to clarksburg. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> 6:12. 49 degrees. the video just uncovered showing the events of th
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Mar 16, 2012 12:35am EDT
on the inside. [ laughter ] >> i am about to show these ladies who the boss is. ♪ >> hello, indiana! [ cheers and applause ] my husband's in town for the super bowl and the queen of late night is taking the city by storm. okay, indiapolis? i'm here. i got a hot rear. get used to it. [ laughter ] >> i want to be here forever. i just never want to leave indianapolis. >> we're here for the super bowl, which is very exciting. i haven't been this excited since my stevie switched to boxer briefs. extra large in the pouch area, of course. >> these are numerals, guys. these are numerals. >> well, it's so exciting to be here for such a super bowl, here in indiana, which i believe they call the hoosier state. i wouldn't mind finding one of those football players and showing them my hoosiers. [ laughter ] my tits. [ laughter ] >> it's 2012 and yvonne salahuddin is a new woman. that means no more fights with denise. oh, denise, do not do that! >> thank you so much. eff yourself! >> shut up! [ yelling ] enough already! enough! >> enough! [ laughter ] cutting it off. and no more junk food, because honey, l
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Mar 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
a southern slider if you will. that snow starting to the west around illinois. around indiana and, yes, that includes also southern indiana. this is the same area we were talking about at the end of last week, the tornado ravaged areas of southern indiana and kentucky so they had snow on top of that just adding insult to injury. and that system made its way off to the east clipping us. next, cold air for us with those snow showers and flurries winding down around 7:00 or 7:30. a cold night, sunshine with real, chilly air that will be on tap throughout the day tomorrow. so cool day coming our way tomorrow. flurries ending. skies clearing but cold. sunset today 6:06. 31 to 37 degrees with a northwest wind at 10 to 15 miles per hour. then yeah. cold air for a change starting out again. sun is up at 6:32 tomorrow and when you head out the door you're definitely going to need your coat. 22 to 29 degrees for the temperature but by the afternoon should get up to 45 to 50 degrees. that's still a couple degrees below average. meanwhile take a look at this. your four day forecast. i think you're
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Mar 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, doug. >>> it's an incredible story of survival and determination. hear from the indiana mother who lost her legs protecting her children in a tornado and what she plans to do now that she is out of rehab. >>> a scary statistic. a local county ranks number one for pedestrian deaths. tell you what local leaders are doing to try to save lives. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. how long should your dish washer last? the life span of your household appliances, a new liz >>> tonight in sports dan hellie tells us about a marathon runner with a special story. >> among the proud finishers at last weekend's rock 'n roll half marathon was jacqueline bourgeois. she finished the race in 2:20:29. commendable by anyone's standards. what you don't see from the outside is her fight with the painful condition known as glass or brittle bones and how she chooses to deal with it head on. >> i'm winning the fight against osteo genesis imperfecta. >> reporter: among other things the bone disorder means she has a collagen inefficiency, the key building block to bone structure. the result is that her and others with the co
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Mar 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the town of henriville, indiana. >> the district announcing the winners of a select number of permits to grow medical marijuana. >> and a cool new feature on facebook. >> but first here is another winning megamillion numbers. >> today the city announced who could grow medical marijuana. >> sparking plenty of passion and medical marijuana is coming to dc. >> certainly it is one step closer to making a middle ground. >> only six organizations received a license to grow 95 plants at a time. including hollywood's montel williams. other locations channing street and fen wick street, all are in northeast. >> these are the very best of the best. they have the best security plan. they are best quality assurance plan. >> most of the locations are in ward five where residents are torn about their new neighbors. >> we got plenty of youth walking up and down the streets. we want them to maintain a safe and comfortable environment. >> it is best to partner and figure out ways we can benefit. >> he says the cultivation center reached out to him about creating a community garden for the kids. he lik
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Mar 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
the west ahead of a front bringing rain into ohio, kentucky, indiana. hooks like that will be arriving this evening. between now and then, we'll have a little sunshine this morning. temperatures now in the upper 30s to the low to mid 40s near washington. farther to the west, it's dipped to the mid 30s in parts of northern fauquier, loudoun and frederick counties. into the upper 30s in western maryland, much of the mountain region. sunrise at 7:23 this morning as we're in daylight saving time. by 9:00, partly sunny, temperatures into the upper 50s. and then mostly cloudy by noontime, into the mid 60s. may get up to around 70 and hold steady for a few hours during the middle and latter part of the afternoon with a lot of clouds around. this evening, does look like rain moving in. sunset at 7:13. that rain moving into the metro area by about 8:00 or 9:00. occasional showers through the rest of the evening. by midnight, we'll be down into the upper 50s. >>> a look at the rest of the week and a peek at the weekend. that will be in ten minutes. now danella, how's traffic? >>> still looking g
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Mar 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the deal, either. the guys dominated indiana in the first half, building a 22-point lead, only to watch it evaporate in the second. nene making his verizon center debut for the wizards. we start in the first quarter. wizards with the early lead. nene has the ball, steps back, hits the jumper. that looked good. he only had six points, though, for the wizards tonight. third quarter the wizards appear to be in control. check out trevor booker. driving and dunking on people's heads. eight points for booker. the wizards up by 19. but then they went cold. indiana would heat up. remember this guy? roy hibbert. the former hoya. yeah, he's been great. an all-star this year. led indy with 19. the lead was down to 8. here's george on the miss. pacers get the rebound. paul george says i think i'll take it again, this time i'm going to make it. and the pacers have their first lead of the game. john wall up and in to tie the game. here's the problem. watch the lighter on the backboard. goes off before he shoots. so the clock ran down. his shot does not count because it was after the buzzer. so the wi
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Mar 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
's final four dreams have been dashed. >> hakeem dermish has highlights from their matchup with indiana in this morning's "sports minute." >> good morning, everyone. your "sports minute" begins with nfl news. quarterback rex grossman has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the redskins. grossman threw 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions last season. >>> now to the ncaa tournament. today, georgetown matches up against 11-seed nc state. the hoyas are coming off a 15-point win against belmont. now, georgetown trying to earn a spot in the sweet 16 for the first time since 2007. the hoyas and wolfpack scheduled to tip off this afternoon at 12:15. >>> in portland, oregon, the vcu taking on four-seed indiana. 20 seconds to go, game tied at 61. will sheehy knocks down the jumper, part of a 15-4 hoosiers run. last chance for the rams. rob brandonberg for the win. no good. they edge vcu and the hoosiers will play number one seed kentucky in the sweet 16. the wildcats' only loss in the regular season was to the hoosiers. >>> women's ncaa tournament, two-seed maryland hosting 15-seed navy. aly
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Mar 5, 2012 6:00am EST
tornadoes in the northwest. jim cantore has more live from henryville, indiana. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. adding salt to the wound, we have snow cover. a couple of inches fell on top of all this debris. yeah, it masked it a bit. it's created new dangers. walking around this morning, if you didn't know that this was laying like this, two inches of snow would have covered up the nails, people could be stepping on this. this is one of so many houses destroyed from the tornado. we actually had two tornadoes here. the first and biggest storm took the roof off and created all this damage. i want you to look in at the back wall there. the second storm produced baseball and softball-sized hail. the marks in the wall are from hail obviously because we had no roof at this point. that was the second danger. people were out in droves trying to get whatever they can out of their homes, trying to salvage about everything. and you know, when we first got on hand, we looked around. for a small moment in time it didn't look that because. the snow masked everything, needs look p
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Mar 15, 2012 12:35am EDT
's true. zane. okay, zane, where are you from? >> carmel, indiana. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: carmel, indiana. and since the super bowl is on sunday, which team are you going to be rooting for? >> the giants. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the new york giants. eli manning. very, very nice. zane, it's spelled z-a-n-e, by the way, everybody, if you want to spell zane. [ laughter ] we have zane here. he's from carmel, indiana. and this sunday, he's gonna be rooting for the new york giants and eli manning. [ cheers and applause ] now, for each of these songs, we're going to have the great symphony up there -- the world famous indianapolis symphony orchestra. [ cheers and applause ] playing with the roots. so for this one -- for this one, can you guys do it in the style of opera? >> questlove: i knew it. hang on. [ light laughter ] blake? >> yeah? >> questlove: do you know, "habanera" by "carmen"? >> yeah, i think we know that one. yeah. >> questlove: do you do it in d? >> let's do it in d. ♪ >> ♪ his name his zane and he's in row five he came from carmel that's a real shor
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Mar 1, 2012 4:00am EST
and into indiana and areas of ohio. we will watch that that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. areas in new england are still watching the exiting winter storm. kind of a wintry mess from boston to albany, springfield, mat, southern new hampshire and other areas of the east coast and midwest is just fine. looks like we are into one of those spring patterns. it's been so warm this winter, i guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that now we will start tracking tornadoes. >> scary weather out. appreciate you watching it. thanks. >>> big ben speaks and apple hits a new high and your chance to own the home court of a basketball icon. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, she grabbed the spotlight with her sometimes outrageous behavior but this morning, she is making headlines for a completely different reason. >>> coming up, a huge win for usa soccer and kobe bryant like you've never seen him before. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back. i'm veronica de la cruz. here are some of your top headli
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Mar 2, 2012 4:00am EST
and ohio and indiana two rounds of storm. first one the warm front and hail potential and 3:00 p.m. on the cold front we see the tornado threat beginning here in areas of western kentucky, western tennessee, then by about 6:00 pc.m., we should be the midst of our possible tornado outbreak later today and through central tennessee and central portion of kentucky and definitely northern alabama and through the overnight hours that is when we watch definitely a big wind threat down there into the southeast. so fars today goes, we're going to watch all of that severe weather and okay in the northeast and okay today in the middle of the country. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. obviously, it's an active weather day anywhere from the tennessee valley to the ohio valley and down to the gulf coast. areas of louisiana could even see strong winds with storms late today right through mississippi and late tonight heading into georgia and the carolinas. we go through event like this probably maybe 20 times a year with these big mode
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Mar 6, 2012 4:00am EST
. bulls didn't forget that game and exacted their revenge last night and outscored indiana by 20 in the third. chicago wins it. no secret the clippers the most improved team in the league but starting to look like the clippers of old and dropped five of their last eight. the timberwolves kevin love, played like a man among boys. 39 points. clips had a chance to tie the game two seconds left but chris paul missed a free throw. timberwolves win it. college hoops last year, cinderella heading back to the big dance and beat drexel in the championship game. dragons had a chance to tie but couldn't get the three to fall at the buzzer. b byu punching their ticket to the tournament. only one team could win the west coast conference. final seconds. harris pulled up to tie the game and force overtime. st. mary's took the lead in the extra frame and won the wcc 78-74. overtime there? how about double overtime here? davidson and western carolina. wildcats up two with a minute left and earned an automatic bid to the tournament with a win in double o.t. >> that is your early look at sports on
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Mar 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
to us from wave three 3 news in louisville, kentucky, nearby marysville, indiana, some college students are spending a different kind of spring break. international students from purdue are volunteering for cleanup in the wake of this month's deadly tornados. more than 80 students from countries like india, nigeria, china are helping pick up debris and clearing the roads there. many say they have never seen tornado destruction close up until now, so it's really motivating them to get out and help the community they've sort of been adopted into. it's amazing. great thing for them to do. >> a lot of people in our country don't realize we have by far the most tornados. just the way the mountains, the rockies are, it's the formula for them. >> and you see the kind of destruction they cause. >> yeah. >> all right. bill, thanks so much. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> we are tracking some changes in the forecast right now. the rain is falling around some parts of the region, and things could get stormy later today.
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Mar 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on, vcu and indiana, maybe the fighting aaron gilchrest get another upset win. >> the ram, ram nation h. >> yes, sir. >> that is one of our local teams. root for them, georgetown. thank you. >> yep. >> thank you, chuck. >>> that's the news for now. [ male announcer ] what if you had thermal night-vision goggles, like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect.
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Mar 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
on an indiana school earlier this month. classes had just let out for the day, but 80 high school students and teachers hunkered down as the ef-4 twister rip aid way the roof of the gym along with other parts of the campus. nearly half the school was destroyed, but thankfully no one was hurt. >>> in los angeles, a light rail train crashed into a car, sending the driver and five passengers to the hospital. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free the victims. witnesses say the driver had run a stoplight just before crossing onto the tracks. there were no passengers aboard the train and the conductor wasn't injured. >>> and finally an extreme st. patrick's day party in north carolina. for your the second year in a row, rafters and kayakers rode it out on what's billed as the only white water river turned green. 12 million gallons of water got a dye job at the u.s. national whitewater center in charlotte. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. welcome back, bill. took a little time off prepar
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Mar 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
and 8 assists. the wizards look to add to the momentum tonight with the indiana pacers at the verizon center. >> well, 4:55 is the time right now. coming up, warning for many of us who use facebook. coming up at 5:15, the scam you will need to watch out for when you go online. >> first, how to get things back to normal. how a con freegation is raising money to make repairs to the church. church. >>> make way for churyou're on timeout leo! >>> make way for some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen. ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ ♪ no more, no more, no more ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ [ male announcer ] want your weeds to hit the road? hit 'em with roundup extended control. one application kills weeds and puts down a barrier to stop new ones for up to four months. roundup extended control spray once. stop weeds for months. >>> welcome back. a z.c. church is raising money to repair earthquake damage. the 5.8 earthquake that hit last fall damaged the organ and ceiling.
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Mar 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
. in henryville, indiana, precious items thought to be claimed by this month's deadly tornado are being saved. priceless family photos that were ripped, muddied and mangled by the twister's fury are being rescued by a small photography student yoi. the mom and pop operation is using digital technology in a race to save and restore the images electronically and all for free, giving victims a picture of hope. dog a great deed there. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> 4:28 is our time now. we have 46 degrees. kind of cool here in the nation's capital. good morning to you, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, march 30, 2012. >>> breaking news right now. a u.s. drone strike killed four suspected militant and wounded three others this morning in the northern part of pakistan. intelligence officials say they did not have details on the identities or nationalities of the suspected militants. we'll have more throughout the newscast. >>> we're also following breaking news out of afghanistan.
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Mar 5, 2012 11:00am EST
from a tornado survivor who tried to save a family in indiana including 15-month-old angel babcock, found alone in a field 100 yards from her home. >>> tom kierein will be back with the weather. >>> seniors hey guys, breakfast! ♪ [ female announcer ] if whole grain isn't the first ingredient in your breakfast cereal, what is? now, in every box of general mills big g cereal, there's more whole grain than any other ingredient. that's why it's listed first on the side. from honey nut cheerios to cinnamon toast crunch to lucky charms, get more whole grain than any other ingredient... without question. just look for the white check. paying so much, you want better quality. it just got more frustrating and frustrating. for the amount of money that i'm paying, my cable company should take care of me. [ male announcer ] stop paying for second best. switch to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, guaranteed for two years. first time we saw tv on fios was amazing. i was just in a...trance watching it. i'm discovering new channels every day. [ male announcer ] call no
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Mar 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
. in henryville, indiana, jay gray, news 4. >> the snow is also having an impact in our area. up to 10 inches fell across central virginia. darcy spencer is in thornberg, virginia in spotsylvania county with more. >> reporter: it's looking really on the slushy side. earlier today it was like a winter wonderland and a half hour ago we had a little snow shower that came through. now a lot of people thought their snowball making days were over for the season so today they were caught off guard. on the prince william parkway, no snow. a little further south in fredericksburg there was snow but not enough to delay. further south some residents say they got half a foot. were you expecting to hit this kind of snow? >> no. actually i was in south carolina where it was like 70 so we hit this and it was like oh, okay. >> reporter: this guy was walking his dog gemini in a pair of shorts in the middle of a snowstorm, traveling from north carolina, accumulating snow was the last thing he expected. how is gemini taking this? >> he's confused. he's from florida, so he's not used to the snow. >> reporter: jackson
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Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
of small town life reemerging. jay gray is in henryville, indiana with more on the cleanup. >> as families continue to pour through all of the splintered wood and twisted metal, suddenly signs of recovery are showing up. this morning the new washington state bank reopened. there was no power so no computers, all the transactions had to be written out by hand much working by hand is something most are getting used to here. in some places a brick at a time. before the storm, carrie's beauty salon and house set side by side. now, what's left of both is scattered for miles. >> we have to start over from scratch. >> because she doesn't know how to get over everything that's happened. >> there are no words to put together to describe that very moment. >> reporter: for others the word is simple and obvious, it's hero. as the tornado was tearing away her home and everything around them. stephanie refused to let it take her children. >> i was reaching around holding them. >> she saved her little boy and girl. but flying debris left her crippled. >> i had two steel beams on my legs. >> fighting thro
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Mar 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
devastating tornadoes in indiana as they tore a path of destruction across the state. >>> food for thought. how a group of fairfax county kids could help decide what's on the >>> the "today" show is next on nbc 4. let's find out what they're working on. >> amy robach joins us live from new york city. good morning, amy. >> good morning to you. coming up here on "today," an american soldier suspected of killing 16 afghan civilians is back in the states. this morning we know his identity and we have more information about what led to last weekend's shootings in afghanistan. >>> and then is taking a vitamin part of your daily routine? you may want to rethink it after a new "dateline" investigation. find out why some say vitamin supplements can do more harm than good. >>> plus the cinnamon challenge. a dare that's been making the rounds on youtube involving trying to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. it sounds simple but coming up we'll tell you why the attempt can be dangerous for your health. >>> "titanic" is the most famous ship wreck in history and now parts of the ship will be sold to the hi
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Mar 17, 2012 12:35am EDT
korean tacos in the middle of indiana. [ cheers and applause ] if you see anything suspicious, you let me know. [ laughter ] this is interesting. turns out that the owners of the patriots and the giants have each donated $5,000 to president obama's campaign. [ cheers and applause ] which explains -- which explains why fox news is predicting that both teams will lose the super bowl. does that make any -- [ cheers and applause ] that doesn't make any -- doesn't make any sense. how's that possible? [ cheers and applause ] hey, guys, get this. i read about a guy here in indiana who built an exact replica of lucas oil stadium using 30,000 legos. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. pretty cool. and this is even cooler. he had enough legos left over to build himself a girlfriend. [ cheers and applause ] leave me alone, mom! i'm almost done! [ laughter ] >> i love you, jimmy! >> jimmy: i love you, too. [ cheers and applause ] and finally, today, the movie, "big miracle" came out about some people trying to save a group of whales. of course, you may be familiar with the tv version, "the biggest loser."
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Mar 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
of henryville, indiana. home video shows the tornado approaching here with winds of at least 170 miles an hour. one man pulled his neighbors from their trailer and into his house before that twister struck. but the family of five which included a toddler found 10 miles away from her home in a field did not survive. >> very saddening to hear the whole family passed away and i was sitting right there holding their hands just seconds before they died. >> reporter: the remnants of henryville high school provide more evidence of the storm's power. the roof was ripped right off. books that used to be inside litter the area for miles. >> a man is charged with second-degree murder tonight for allegedly stabbing his neighbor over an argument about a dog. the suspect as campaign volunteer with a ward 7 council candidate. derrick ward was in court when the suspect appeared late this afternoon. >> reporter: it's a section of ward 7 in southeast where the residents take pride in their lawns and civic duty and dogs and where they actively seek a peaceful coexistence among the three. >> they put something in
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Mar 6, 2012 5:00am EST
that insurance claims could top $2 billion. >>> this morning, a mother -- an indiana mother speaks out about sacrificing her own safety as she used her body to shield her two children from the storm. stephanie decker picked up her two kids from school early in henryville, indiana. all three of them went into the basement before the tornado struck and waited out the storm. she shares what happened once the tornado hit from her hospital bed. >> and as soon as the glass broke, the house started shifting. and he was crying, and he was screaming. he's 8. so -- and reece is 5. i took a blanket, and i -- i pulled it over my children, and i tied it in a knot. i tied it so they were in this blanket tied in a knot. and everything started hitting my back, beams, pillars, furniture, everything was just slamming into my back. but i had my children in the blanket, and i was on top of them. and i was reaching around holding them. they were screaming, mommy, i can't live without you. i don't want to die. >> stephanie lost parts of both legs from the debris. neither of her two children was hurt. once the tor
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